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Welcome to Our Donations & Fundraising Page

We all know how difficult it has been for everyone worldwide over the last 18/20 months because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Charities, in particular, have been very hard hit with their normal fundraising events cancelled, BLCF is no exception. With no 300/400m Hurdles Training days able to take place during the 2020/2021 winter, our regular income stream was dry. Despite this we have continued to support athletes where we can. This includes assistance with sports psychology sessions, travel costs to training, training kit & equipment, to name just a few of the areas of support.

Now we need to start to address that situation, and move forward again with the planning of new activities and events.

So welcome to the new Donations & Fundraising page, with direct links to GivenGain.

Why We Need Donations & Fundraising

Bruce’s passion was to help coaches, at all levels, it was a passion that he put into practice, and many coaches in the UK and other parts of the world can all recall, and relate, to the way he helped them – whether it was a school teacher helping their pupils, or a club coach trying to enhance their knowledge to pass on to their athletes, or just sitting down and ‘shooting the breeze’ with international coaches, that would increase his own knowledge to assist his own athletes, or to pass onto others. Bruce’s philosophy was that as a coach – you never, ever, stop learning.

The Foundation was established to continue that passion of helping coaches, and athletes, from any country that had little, or no, coaching or athlete development. Throughout his life, Bruce coached almost every track and field event, but Hurdles always remained his passion.

The main objective of The Foundation is to support the development of ‘Hurdles’ at all levels, from assisting with the supply of equipment, linking athletes interested in hurdling with a suitable coach if they need one, helping current hurdles coaches, and their athletes to develop further.

Support has been given, over the last 9 years, to various Hurdles training days, workshops, assistance at hurdles meetings, individual athletes and coaches, and to continue this we need your help, either through direct donations or fundraising.

We do hope you will be able to support us and keep Bruce’s passion alive.


Check out this run by Sydney McLaughlin.Her first run over the 400m Hurdles since 2019 #hurdles #worldclass ...

Jun 07 , 2021  ·  

BLCF is absolutely delighted to add it's name to all the Hurdles events at the Chelmsford Open Meetings listed in the information below. Entries open Monday 3 May. #hurdles #competition #performance #chelmsford #BLCF ...

Apr 27 , 2021  ·  

The best of Sally Pearson in the Wanda Diamond League ...

Apr 25 , 2021  ·  

Ask The Athlete – Sally Gunnell on if she'd rather win another indivudal or team gold ...

Mar 30 , 2021  ·  

The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation shared a video from the playlist Torun 2021 | Event Replays.
The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation
Women's 60m hurdles final | Torun 2021 ...

Mar 13 , 2021  ·  

A very strong message, and wise words, from one of our Trustees, Sally Gunnell on International Women's Day #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge#IWD2021 💜#ChooseToChallengeI raise my hand to challenge gender inequality and bias.When I was an elite athlete, I was told several negative things about myself and my ability, by influential individuals in my sport, that had I chosen to listen to them, I may not have achieved my 4 major track titles.Luckily for me I chose not to listen to them. The people that were important to me were positive and supportive.I say to all women, you have the power to be the best you can be. Choose to believe in yourself, choose to be positive, choose to be your best. Choose it for YOU! You got this! 💜#powerfulwomen #genderequality #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womeninbusiness #womeninfluencers #mondaymotivation #mondayvibes #monday ...

Mar 08 , 2021  ·  

The Best of Keni Harrison - Wanda Diamond League ...

Mar 01 , 2021  ·  

The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation shared a video from the playlist 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour.
The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation
Men's 60m hurdles world record | World Athletics Indoor Tour ...

Feb 25 , 2021  ·  

And more good news!Following yesterdays announcement from the Prime Minister on outdoor organised sport resuming from Monday 29th March. We are now pleased to announce our proposed dates for this years Nuneaton Open Events.While we await full conformation from England Athletics & British Athletics, You can now view our full information at our website: shorturl.at/foAOQ ...

Feb 24 , 2021  ·  

Some good news!UoB Track Series is back for 2021!Following yesterday’s announcements, we are delighted to inform you that our track and field meetings should be all clear to take place this summer. Provisional dates are as follows:• April 21st• May 12th• June 9th• July 14thStay tuned for further updates regarding timetables and entries. https://www.ubsportathletic.co.uk/uob-track-seriesUoB Track Series organising committee x ...

Feb 24 , 2021  ·  

A reminder of the world 400m Hurdles record run in Doha!worldathletics • Original Audio ...

Feb 07 , 2021  ·  

Very wise words from Sally Pearson #trainhard #beyourself #hurdlingthroughlife #staysafe #stayhealthyandfit ...

Dec 04 , 2020  ·  

With the new Government regulations put in place yesterday, and the ever changing situation with regard to guidelines from England Athletics, we will not be holding any 300m/400m Hurdles Training days from October to December 2020. We did have dates booked, which we have now cancelled, and still have dates booked for January to March 2021, and will make a decision towards the end of the year with regard to these.Obviously we are all disappointed that we cannot go ahead with these, but the most important thing is the safety of you all, both coaches and athletes. Train when you can, in a safe environment.So please continue to stay safe and stay healthy. ...

Sep 23 , 2020  ·  

Aug 11 , 2020  ·  

No words needed #magicalmoments #memories #barcelona #olympics #gold28 yrs ago tonight this happened..... #olympicgold #forevergratful #trackandfield #400h #barcelona ...

Aug 05 , 2020  ·  

For all of you missing good 400m hurdles. Check this out #stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy ...

Jul 04 , 2020  ·  

Here is Kathleen Shuttleworth's 4th Strength Workout. Filmed on one of Cape Town's stunning beaches, and accompanied by her two 4-legged assistants 🤣. Enjoy this sequence, but most importantly keep training hard. #active4life #stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy ...

Jun 22 , 2020  ·  

So here is Kathleen Shuttleworth's next strength workout, as she suggests this is a session that can be done after your normal workout, whether that be a run or technical session. Alternatively, dip in and out and put together your own session from the suggestions she makes. The most important thing is to be out there (or in there!) being active! #active4life #stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy ...

Jun 15 , 2020  ·  

GUIDANCE UPDATE: We have updated our England Athletics guidance documents - https://bit.ly/2zGfLIt - to reflect new government advice that allows groups of up to six people from different households to meet outside. This includes guidance on restricted activity enabling athletes/runners to exercise outdoors in groups of up to six people or for a coach plus up to five athletes/runners to train together (always maintaining 2m social distancing when from different households). 👉 Please read the full guidance documents on the England Athletics website at https://bit.ly/2zGfLIt ...

Jun 02 , 2020  ·  

The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation shared a video from the playlist 50 Golden Moments.
The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation
A great hurdles memory from the 1980s....enjoy #hurdles #memories #europeanathletics #staysafe ...

May 29 , 2020  ·  

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